When you Function with Gumption, you take personal responsibility for the way you think, act, and interact with others.
Middle school students who Function with Gumption have a special responsibility.
They are right in the middle of the transition from doing what they’re told to do to starting the process of taking personal responsibility.
They are moving from learning to follow rules to understanding why there are rules.
They are moving from the shallow end of the childhood pool to the deep end of the pool.
So, what mindset is healthy to effectively propel a middle school student to the next chapter of his or her young life?
The Gumption Mindset of a Middle School Student
I am a unique and talented boy/girl.
I will take advantage of this new chapter of my life.
I know I can accomplish great things in my life.
I know I still need to keep learning.
I know I need to work hard.
I choose my own success or failure.
I like to learn.
I am becoming a responsible person.
I begin to take responsibility for my thinking.
I begin to take responsibility for my actions.
I begin to take responsibility for my interactions with others.
I choose to Function with Gumption.
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Next Blog Date: October 29, 2012